Winter Wool Festival Included with regular admission. Saturday, February 19 @10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit the Heritage Farm at the garden to celebrate the connections between plants, animals and people! Learn how plants are used to make natural dyes, and watch fiber artisans at work. Learn about Navajo Churro sheep and the process used to turn their wool into a warm sweater.
ZOOM Into Engineering & Science is an annual event that invites families, Kindergarten thru 8th grade school students, Girls & Boys Scouts, and the community to participate in hands-on learning. Engineers and scientists from across the city will be on hand to help children with science and engineering activities. All activities will be fun, kid friendly and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering. The February 12, 2011 ZOOM event will focus on materials science in conjunction with KNME’s ‘Making Stuff’ television programming which promotes “Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, and Smarter materials. Participants at Zoom (February 2010) included: Sandia National Laboratories, CNM, UNM, Solar Fiesta, PNM, American Nuclear Society, Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Cuidad Soil & Conservation District, Fractal Foundation, Society of Women Engineers, ASK Academy, and ABQ Soaring Society. The primary purposes of ZOOM Into Engineering & Science are to: o Encourage education that leads to engineering and science degrees; o Encourage engineering and science careers; o Encourage scientific thought processes and increase students’ skills in science, improving critical thinking, literacy and math skills; o Foster inquiry based science, constructed with hands-on activities; and o Earn scout badges. All participants who visit at least 10 exhibits receive a stitched patch We anticipate more than 500 participants will take part in ZOOM Into Engineering & Science on February 12, 2011, from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. The cost to participate is free with regular museum admission. For more information call 245-2137, ext 103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult $8 Youth and seniors $7
DATE: February 18th-19th LOCATION: Mariott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque http://www.farmtotablenm.org/fts/category/conference-workshops-trainings/ New Mexico Organic Farming Conference The Southwest’s premiere conference on organic/sustainable agriculture, featuring: Welcome by Dr. John Boren, Director of NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Keynote by Jane Sooby, Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation Delicious organic meal and snacks with a focus on locally produced items
First Fridays Fractals: In the LodeStar Planetarium
On the First Friday of each month come to the planetarium to behold the spectacular beauty and mystery of Fractals. Come and enjoy these fantastic creations and learn about the beauty of fractal patterns, fractal mathematics, Chaos Theory, and fractals in nature in this LIVE presentation in our 55 foot digital dome theatre. This presentation is entertaining for young and old alike and is guaranteed to educate and entertain all who watch! This presentation has been produced by the Fractal Foundation and is being presented in coordination with your local, friendly, world class planetarium: LodeStar!
Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 3rd Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Main Library , 768-5136 2nd Saturday, 1-3 PM
South Broadway Library, 505-764-1742 Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. (9/2-9/30)
Tony Hillerman Library, 291-6264 (w/Delta Society Pet Program) 2nd Saturday, 11 a.m- 1 p.m.
Home Depot & Lowe's KID Workshops
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot! Take advantage of it!
On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
New members welcome; sign up at the Information Desk to receive e-mail updates and reminders of meetings
Want to learn, practice speaking, or simply enjoy speaking Spanish? Join our once-a-month total immersion Spanish Club, Vecinos, to chat (in Spanish) about topics of local, cultural, and world interest. All ages and fluency levels welcome!
Winter Fire Colors Show - continues through February 28 Valentine's Day at the Zoo, Aquarium and Garden - February 12 "Birds and the Beasts" Valentine's Day Tour - February 12 "Love Bugs" Valentine's Day Tour - Feburary 12 Valentine's Brunch at Shark Reef Cafe - Feburary 12 and 13 Winter Wool Festival - February 19 Tingley Beach Fishing Guide Training - February 19 Touchpool Volunteer Training - February 23 Aquarium Overnight - February 25-26 Kids' Fishing Fair - February 26
The Civil Air Patrol will hold their Aerospace Education Workshop and Fly a Teacher Program at Kirtland Air Force Base, Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. USE AVIATION AND SPACE TO MOTIVATE YOUR STUDENTS The New Mexico Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is conducting a teacher (All grades) Aerospace Education Workshop. Receive a free CAP AEM membership, curriculum materials, lunch, and a free 1 hr flight at the controls of a CAP aircraft.
Registration is required by Feb 23; page 4 of this attachment has the AEM form you need to fax or email as attachment to Judy Candelaria at KAFB. Her e-mail, phone, and fax info are on page 1. NM Top Flyer Feb 26 2011
I took this class years ago, and it is terrific. You get tons of books and materials that are linked to National and NM Standards in many content areas.
And don't forget to take your camera, video the take offs and landings, once in the air, you get to fly the plane to Belen.
Youth Action Food Program @ the Xeriscape Expo Saturday and Sunday, Feb 25th-26th opening @10am Hosted by the Xeriscape Council of NM: Find the best resources in Albuquerque for growing or getting active in your community! Be sure to drop by the Youth Action Food Program(YFAP) booth headed up by Dragonfarm & South Valley Academy -- they are bringing the knowledge of plants and cultivations to students through curriculum and hands-on training. Support their efforts by stopping by to see why they thrive! Find the event website here: http://www.xeriscapenm.com